IF I AM NOT BESIDE YOU
Acrylic on Belgian linen | 2021
In the new paintings in her ongoing “Connected Events” series, Sepideh Ilsley distills emotions into abstract forms, providing a view into her life story — layers of memory delicately articulated through what seems like wall sculptures that highlight form through their simplicity. Continuing themes of balance and elegance that have always been a part of her work, evocative lines and shapes contain drama in the subtle variation of angles and curves, and ebb and flow.
Ilsley’s artistic journey is one of expression and exploration, and her work’s sculptural shapes are poetic snapshots of moments in time. Through her work, she wishes to evoke emotions; she imagines how the audience can see their own story in the paintings, and that the names of the pieces can work as a trigger for the imagination of the viewer to interpret and read their own story into the works. Finally, she wants to allow for emotion, thought, and a physical experience — engaging the viewer so that the work’s significance can exist beyond the painting itself.
Ilsley’s process is lengthy and laborious. Her pieces often take a very long time to sketch, as she spends time stripping them back until only the essence of the piece remains. The initial part of her practice entails sketching. Working with broad, emotive strokes that pour out of her unconsciously, she works until she has finished what she wants to say in a subconscious flow. In the second part of this practice, Ilsley layers each piece until she achieves the depth she is aiming for — ensuring proportions and edges are how she wishes them to be.
81.1 x 62.42 inches
Signed by artist.
The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed by the Co-Founder of Tappan
Q. Where do you draw inspiration from?
A. I see life and art as the same being; intertwined, imperfect and real. I see inspiration everywhere and in everything, you just have to look. In thoughts, ideas, feelings, memories, experiences, past and future.
We invite you to explore our curated collection of abstract artworks by Tappan artists.
Framing & Mounting
Our frames are produced from the best quality wood, primarily from Italy. Each is custom cut and assembled by hand to fit your art. Hanging hardware included!
THIN GALLERY FRAME
This modern profile was designed for artists and photographers. Narrow on the front and deep on the sides, our slim mouldings provide a clean, sharp frame for your art, and allows all focus to be on your gorgeous work.
3/4" wide; 1 1/8" deep
UV - PROTECTIVE ACRYLIC
Our acrylic is more expensive than glass, but we use it because it’s clearer, far more impact resistant, and protects your art against UV rays. Framing-grade acrylic has become a new standard in framing because of its “clear” benefits.
THE FULL BLEED
Works are framed flush with the edge of your print without a mat. Request border modifications and spacers, which keep the work from touching the glass.
Adds a white core mat with a bevel cut opening to the edge of your print. If your work has a signature or edition numbering, we will automatically mat around it unless otherwise specified.
We use 4-ply, conservation-grade, acid-free mat board. We match whites and off-whites to your exact piece. Acid-free materials protect your art from yellowing or becoming brittle.
Floating a piece allows for a full view of the face and sides of the artwork. Floating is recommended for original drawings and paintings or any piece produced on specially trimmed paper.
Ilsley's large, minimalist paintings and prints explore the Ilsley's daily thoughts and journey's as mediated through her digital and physical paint practices. Her work has been curated and collected by tastemakers like Alyssa Coscarelli, Natalie Bloomingdale, Pia Baroncini, and Arvin Olano.
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